2018 Odyssey Hera Chardonnay

5 Stars Michael Cooper
In stock
Now a huge steal on a supreme selection from the organic vineyards of Gisborne Chardonnay expert, Rebecca Salmond of Odyssey wines. This new premium-level cuvee was sourced from old, low-yeilding vines of dry-farmed Mendoza Chardonnay vines -- a recipe for deep and complex flavour enhanced by fermentation in only the most tight-grained French oak. The result is a wine of immense power and texture for the cellar, but also sublime pleasure for earlier drinking.
Elsewhere up to $69.99 Save $20.00 $49.99 in mixed 6+ or $54.99 per bottle



Its Origins

Odyssey Wines is owned by Rebecca Salmond. Rebecca's voyage into winemaking began at Massey University in New Zealand and Adelaide University's Roseworthy College in Australia, where she graduated with a degree in Biotechnology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Winemaking Science. She then travelled and worked in some of the world's finest wine and culinary regions: Burgundy, Bordeaux and Cote Rotie in France; Alto Adige and Sicily in Italy; Marlborough and Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. Rebecca launched her label Odyssey in 1994, with small amounts of premium wines. Odyssey now has 25 acres of land in Marlborough's Brancott Valley under vine. Rebecca's well-honed philosophy sees her making only subtle adjustments to the wine, and using where appropriate the finest oaks. All wines are single vineyard. Odyssey Wines has garnered a number of accolades and awards.

What The Critics Say

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"Rich and tightly structured, the 2018 vintage (5*) was grown in Gisborne and fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels (50 per cent new). Bright yellow, it is a stylish wine, still very youthful, with concentrated grapefruit and peach flavours, showing impressive complexity, and a lasting finish. Best drinking mid-2021+."

95/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"An impressive bouquet filled familiar aromas of fresh peaches and créme patissiere, baked yellow fleshed fruits, a touch of citrus then baking spices of oak. On the palate -full-bodied, creamy and packed with all the flavours suggested on the nose. Somefine wood tannins, medium acidity, a decent alcohol richness and long satisfyingfinish. Chardonnay fans will love this expression. Drinking well now and through 2025."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Gisborne
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2020 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK



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